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Regent visits Olympic Preparation Centre

February 03, 2019
Regent visits Olympic Preparation Centre

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, the Regent, on Sunday visited the Olympic Preparation Centre, affiliated with the Jordan Olympic Committee, which hones the skills of Jordanian athletes and improves their performance in Olympic and non-Olympic sports.

Crown Prince Al Hussein was received by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Feisal bin Al Hussein, president of the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC); Princess Ayah bint Al Feisal, JOC board member and president of the Jordan Volleyball Federation; and Princess Zeina Rashid, president of the Olympic Preparation Programme; as well as JOC Secretary General Nasser Majali.

During the visit, the Crown Prince expressed appreciation and support for efforts to develop athletes’ performance, commending the outstanding results they have achieved internationally and calling for building on these achievements.

Last year, the national team won 12 medals in the 18th Asian Games held in Indonesia—the highest medal haul for Jordan in the Asian Games.

Moreover, 13 Jordanian athletes qualified to the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina, the largest number in Jordan’s history.

Crown Prince Al Hussein was briefed by Prince Feisal on Jordan’s achievements in martial arts at the regional and international levels, thanks to effective training provided by the Olympic Preparation Centre, which was established in 2018 in partnership between the JOC and the Greater Amman Municipality.

The Regent also talked to a number of athletes receiving training at the centre, who spoke about the programmes they are enrolled in and how they help improve their level and performance, enabling them to compete internationally.

The Crown Prince toured the centre’s facilities, which include a clinic run by a medical team from the Qusai Initiative, a Crown Prince Foundation initiative launched in 2014.

The clinic provides medical services and check-ups for national athletes to limit the threat of injuries they could suffer during training or while practising sports professionally.